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Course Level:Undergraduate
Next Start Date: October 2022
Duration: 2 Years
Campus Location: Bedford College - Tresham
Attendance: Full-time
UCAS Code:Pending

About the course

Media production offers exciting career paths, and this well-established course has seen many graduates progress to successful careers in the UK and international media.

Learn to make powerful, effective media products that connect with their target audience on a course that focuses your creativity and gives you the technical skills to bring your ideas to life. In addition, you explore the history of media and how cultural, economic and political factors influence media production.

You study a broad range of media content such as documentary, drama, radio, new media, scriptwriting, video and audio as well as media theory, film studies and working in the media. The focus is on the production process through practical video assignments, analysis of current practices and work placements/simulations.

This course is delivered in partnership with Bedford College

Why choose this course?

  • Gain experience of working on a wide range of high-spec professional production equipment. The University of Bedfordshire is an Apple Centre of Education Excellence including its broadcast-standard television and radio studios
  • Learn to combine media theory and practice to communicate effectively with your target audiences
  • Develop a range of professional practice skills relevant to the media industries
  • Participate in and contribute to student festivals and competitions, building your experience and your portfolio
  • On completing your Foundation Degree, progress to the final year Media Production BA (Hons)
  • A Media Production degree opens up careers in any industry that requires excellent communications and team-working skills such as television and radio production, digital media production, journalism, teaching, advertising, media and PR
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We support you every step of the way

We offer a Merit Scholarship, worth £2,400* over 3 academic years, which is awarded to those who can demonstrate a high level of academic achievement, through scoring 112 UCAS tariff points or more for UK and EU applicants.

We also offer a range of financial support for those of you applying from outside of the UK and EU.

Course Leader - Dave Green

Teaching expertise
  • Documentary practice, history and theory
  • Experimental Practice
  • Film as Journey
  • Film production
Find out more about Dave Green

Units

  • Creating A Production (MED100-1) Compulsory
  • Film Studies (MED102-1) Compulsory
  • Skills Development And Media In Context (MED103-1) Compulsory
  • Ways Of Seeing (MED101-1) Compulsory
  • Drama/Adaptation (MED050-2) Compulsory
  • Film & Television Documentary (MED202-2) Compulsory
  • Media Employment (MED201-2) Compulsory
  • Writing To Direct (MED203-2) Compulsory

The Programme is assessed using a range of methods including written assignments, group and individual presentations, simulation, case studies and evidence drawn from practical production work (videos, websites and production management logs). These methods are designed to test your academic and vocational abilities. Through the use of a variety of assessment methods you will be able to demonstrate a wide range of key skills for both academic and practice competence. We will always expect your production work to be contextualized. You will normally be required to submit a written evaluation of your production work along with some reflection of its strengths and weaknesses. You will also be required to relate your work to current genres and practices. Although some of your productions may involve group work and we will examine the audio-visual content produced, the grades are given based on your individual contributions and not on group work. In other words, there is no group grade: only individual grades.

Why study in the School of Arts and Creative Industries?

  • Professional theatre and dance studios
  • Latest digital and VR technologies and performance techniques
  • Taught by experienced performers and practitioners
  • Industry links and Media Masterclasses
  • Media arts centre equipped with industry standard facilities
  • Specially equipped Art and Design building

Entry Requirements

A Foundation Degree will be of particular interest if you have completed a Modern Apprenticeship, vocational A levels, BTEC National or equivalent.

Foundation Degrees are also particularly suitable if you want to qualify while working.

As a guideline, a typical offer would require you to obtain a UCAS tariff score of between 32-48 points, based on your level 3 studies.

You can work out how many UCAS points your qualifications are worth with the UCAS tariff calculator

Many students studying for foundation degrees come to us through work-based routes so you can apply for a foundation degree even if you don't have traditional academic qualifications.

We welcome applicants with relevant work experience.

Contact the Admissions Team for additional guidance on whether the qualifications you currently hold or are taking would be suitable for entry.

T: +44 (0)1582 743500
E: admission@beds.ac.uk


Career paths for graduates are open to you in any industry that requires excellent communication and team working skills. Many of our graduates have now progressed to successful careers in the UK and international media.

Fees and Funding

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and Funding


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree delivered at our Partner Institutions for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a Foundation Degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £6,165 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Bedfordshire is a small county with lots to offer.

However you enjoy spending your free time, you won’t have to look far in Bedfordshire to find somewhere to relax, socialise or explore the great outdoors. 

We are also conveniently located around 30 minutes by train from London, offering you the city experience with a homely feel.

Bedfordshire offers:

  • A range of pubs, clubs and restaurants
  • High street and independent shopping
  • Museums, galleries and theatres - and our own University Theatre
  • Entertainment centres
  • Stunning countryside
  • Professional sport and world-class facilities
  • Headquarters of a number of notable UK and international companies
  • Luton International Carnival and Bedford River Festival

Campuses in Buckinghamshire

We also have campuses in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

How to Apply

Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS

EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


Application for most full-time undergraduate and foundation courses is via the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

We expect to receive UCAS applications between 1 September and 15 January for courses starting in the following academic year, but may consider applications received after this date should places be available.

Please contact admission@beds.ac.uk for further details.

All UK schools and colleges are registered with UCAS to manage their students' applications. Advice on how to submit your UCAS application is available from your school or college.

If you are not at school or college (including mature students) you should apply independently via UCAS


EU students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply via UCAS or direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time undergraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country

You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

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